An Audience of One

An Audience of One

I make images of what makes me feel good, always have. Commercial photography is about problem solving and meeting budges and clients expectations. Making art for me is about fun and exploration or as simple as witnessing a beautiful piece of light illuminate an ordinary street sign. It has always been about the simple act of discovery. I can’t worry about what…
Instant Grafitication

Instant Grafitication

My whole career has been bouncing between the worlds of commerce, fine art and academia, with the commercial work paying most of  the bills, with teaching keeping me engaged, and my fine art feeding my soul. Always had galleries, exhibitions and enough sales to pay for my habit. But my commercial work specialized in black and white, so I was…
No Longer a Member

No Longer a Member

Does it mean I no longer exist? Featured Member, Mel Curtis Posted on August 8, 2013 Featured Photographer, Mel Curtis Name and business name: Mel Curtis / Mel Curtis Photographs. Hometown: Columbus, Ohio. Current residence: Seattle, Washington. url/phone: www.melcurtis.com / 206.323.1230. Number of years as a photographer: 33 years as a professional. Close to 40 since I first picked up a camera. Family, spouse, significant other, kids, pets,…
Happy New Year

Happy New Year

It is through my photographs that I am acutely aware of the passage of time. The photographic image fixes a place or moment and time stops. Until the next image alters that truth. Last summer I made an image such as this, and called it the perfect moment. And it was, then. But it was a fleeting moment, ephemeral and…
4 Dead in Ohio

4 Dead in Ohio

In the fall of 1981 I went to graduate school at Ohio University to study towards an MFA in photography. Since I considered myself as a newbie to photography, having studied and practiced graphic design in a former life, I was looking forward to filling the gaps of my photographic knowledge and perhaps become a  more proficient practitioner of the…